CS:GO official artwork for the Danger Zone game mode

Given the massive success of Epic's Fortnite, it really shouldn't come as much of a surprise to hear that any game able to fit a Battle Royale mode, is trying to do exactly that. The latest contender in this already crowded genre, and one I genuinely expected would be able to weather the Battle Royale storm and just do its own thing, is Valve's tactical shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive!

If you've played any Battle Royale game so far, CS:GO's newly added Danger Zone mode should feel instantly familiar. After all, it's all about choosing a place to drop into, stocking up on resources and weapons, and naturally, using all of the tools and tricks at your disposal to hunt down all of your enemies.

The one big difference is that Danger Zone matches consist of a lot fewer players than most Battle Royale games. For a solo match you're looking at sixteen players in total, while queuing up in squads of two or three will result in matches with up to eighteen players. A relatively small number all things considered, but I suppose it was necessary in order to preserve CS:GO's tactical gameplay.

Whether Danger Zone has enough going for it to make you switch from any of the other Battle Royale games, that I'll leave for you to decide. However, deciding should be fairly easy as Valve has now made CS:GO entirely free-to-play! So whether you're interested in the Battle Royale mode or the competitive multiplayer itself, simply head on over to Steam and you'll be able to play to your heart's content.

To learn more about Danger Zone, as well as what cosmetic items it has to offer, you should head on over to the official website. Have fun!

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